Anomalies – Hurricane Sandy
The images below are “Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery” (MIMIC) from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“The Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) provides a radar-like visualization of the evolution of TC structure using advanced image morphing algorithms. The final product is a synthetically-derived animation at 15 minute intervals between two authentic passive microwave satellite images. The morphing routines utilize an advection/rotation scheme based on the current reported TC wind speed estimates.”
Especially revealing is the difference between the first predicted path of the hurricane, and the predicted path after modifications were carried out.
These MIMIC images center on eye of the hurricane vortex, and follow the progress day by day.
Sandy, 10-29-12. Note anomaly at 16 hr (wavy, finger from right side, appears to be pointing at Delaware/DC).
Sandy, 10-27-12. Note anomaly from 0 to 22 hr (big fat red bar, upper right quadrant).
Sandy, 10-26-12. Note anomalies at 16 and 23 hr (cone, big fat red bar, in upper right quadrant).
Sandy, 10-25-12. Note anomalies at 6 and 16 hr (cones in upper right quadrant).
Earlier hurricanes (Category 3-5), more anomalies from Ophelia (Sept., 2011) and Irene (Aug., 2011).
Irene, 8-25-11. Note anomalies from 0 to 13 hr (skinny fingers, lower left quadrant).
Ophelia, 9-23-11. Note anomalies at 15 and 12-16 hr (cone, little fingers (possibly; they’re faint, at 17,-52 lat,long.), in upper right quadrant).